Apply now to secure your place at York College

The Barnes family will help you every step of the way with your UK college application at York College.

Application criteria:

  • Minimum age: 16 years old on 1st September just before your course begins
  • English requirements: IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in all areas
  • Evidence of international qualifications and/or skills equivalent to GCSE, Level 3 or higher will be required
  • Applications by 30th June for early September start
  • To apply either start the process by completing our Application Form (Word version) or Application Form (pdf version) or contact us:
    Telephone: +44 (0) 7748 113782

    You will need to return the following documents:
    1. The application form along with your last school report plus any other evidence of your qualifications and/or skills
    2. A recommendation letter from a class teacher giving a quick assessment for the suitability of a study period in England
    3. Official evidence of your IELTS level (the application process can start prior to sending this but an unconditional offer can only be made once your official IELTS level (see visa section below) has been validated)
    4. A copy of your Passport
    5. A completed International Assessment Form (plus other relevant documents) to establish your visa requirements.

    Application documents should be sent to Ric Carby

    We will contact York College with your application and provide support as necessary to gain an offer from York College.

    Once an offer has been made to you by York College we will send confirmation of this along with a contract from BARNES for the total package.

    The offer can be accepted by signing and returning the contract to BARNES and making payment of the GBP 1,000 deposit payable to BARNES.

    Following payment of the deposit a CAS number will be issued by York College to allow you to secure your visa.

    The details of the host family will be provided in good time to build a relationship with them prior to the start of the stay.


    The deposit secures the booking. Additional payments for the two-year course are then due as follows: 1st August 2020 GBP 12,600 , 1st December 2020 GBP 5,000 , 1st April 2021 £5,000 , 1st August 2021 £11,100 All payments should be paid directly to BARNES (by bank transfer).


    If a cancellation is made after the initial deposit has been made but before the balance becomes due the deposit is lost.
    If a cancellation is made at any point during the two-year study programme payments made to date are non-refundable.


    A suitable insurance package (including cancellation insurance to cover course fees and host family/guardianship fees) can be recommended at a cost of ~£300 per year.


    Visas are normally always necessary where a non-EU student studies in the UK for more than 6 months. More information can be found at the UK Visas & Immigration (
    IELTS English test has to be taken in an official test centre to be valid. See link for guidance.

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